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Thank You: 3 tractor trailers, 2 box trucks filled with your Toys for Tots do...
12 Dec 2018 at 6:25pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Our 2018 Toys for Tots campaign came to an end Monday night.

Former Hampden Savings Bank building to become retail pot dispensary
12 Dec 2018 at 1:56pm
RLTY Development Springfield bought the building for $285,000. The company says they plan to transform the former bank into a retail cannabis dispensary.

Renovations at Riverfront Park to be completed by June despite weather changes
12 Dec 2018 at 9:30am
In less than six months, Springfield's Riverfront Park will have a much different look. MGM Springfield is covering one-third of the $3-million renovation project.

The Nutcracker ballet comes to Springfield Symphony Hall this weekend
12 Dec 2018 at 5:19am
Area student dancers will be performing alongside professional dancers as the Albany Berkshire Ballet presents their 44th year of the Nutcracker. These performances include a familiar face in Springfield! Here to tell us more are performers Richard Hiam, Alexis Conway, and Kaila Feldpausch.

Behind-The-Scenes of Elseworlds
12 Dec 2018 at 5:19am
Supergirl , The Flash , Green Arrow and Superman engage in the battle of their lives. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Robert Rovner .

Breathalyzer controversy returns to court
12 Dec 2018 at 5:19am
Breathalyzer results still aren't being used as evidence in Massachusetts' courtrooms and the 22News I-Team discovered, some defense attorneys are fighting to keep it that way. The Department of Public Safety determined last October that the Office of Alcohol Testing intentionally withheld documents from defense attorneys in OUI cases.

Section of Roosevelt Ave. in Springfield closed for construction work
11 Dec 2018 at 1:34pm
The Springfield DPW will be closing the section of the road from 7 a.m. Tuesday morning until 4 p.m. The section of road will be closed to install a new drain pipe and manhole near the Gaucher Street Ramp. The Gaucher Street Ramp will be open for access to Sci-Tech parking only.

For the record
11 Dec 2018 at 11:22am
Correction: Because of incorrect information provided to the Globe, a Jon Chesto column in Monday's Globe about banking in Springfield misstated the number of newly formed banks affected by mergers. Four of the five state-chartered banks formed in Massachusetts during the past two decades have disappeared due to mergers.

Pignatelli joins panel on east-west passenger rail service
11 Dec 2018 at 7:02am
The longest-serving state representative from the Berkshires will get a chance next week to advocate for improved passenger rail in Massachusetts. When a new advisory group meets for the first time Dec. 18, State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, will be aboard.

Be aware of store closings, expiration dates when purchasing gift cards
11 Dec 2018 at 2:51am
You may be giving or receiving gift cards this holiday season, but there are a few things you need to know. Federal law requires gift cards to be good for five years from the purchase date, and Massachusetts law requires cards to be good for at least seven years.

As education activists press, Peyser says state "trying to do the best we can"
11 Dec 2018 at 12:43am
A group of parents and advocates making their case for revamping the state's school funding system on Monday nearly crossed paths with a top education official on his way to a budget office meeting. Members of Stand for Children Massachusetts delivered more than 1,700 letters to Gov. Charlie Baker, asking for what the group described as a more equitable school funding formula that would address rising and uncovered costs related to health care, English language learners and special education.

New MGM Springfield bus service will pick up people at their home
10 Dec 2018 at 1:49pm
People living in several Western Massachusetts cities and towns will be able to be book a round trip bus that picks them up at their homes, and bring them to MGM Springfield.

Speaking of Nature: The easy-to-spot sparrow NEW
10 Dec 2018 at 11:30am
I realize now that I got so swept up by the fact that I had set a new personal birding record for the month of November that I completely forgot I was in the middle of a series on sparrow identification.

Frigid weekend ahead for western Massachusetts
8 Dec 2018 at 10:40pm
The winter solstice is right around the corner on December 21, the shortest day of the year when the sun will set at 4:22 p.m. And that means the start to truly chilly weather in Western Massachusetts. And this year, the weather shift was quick, leaving many residents to wonder what happened to autumn? Although winter is less than two weeks away, the recent temperatures are far from normal.

MGM Springfield offering bus pickup service from your home to casino
8 Dec 2018 at 6:27pm
As of Monday, people living in several western Massachusetts cities and towns and parts of Connecticut will be offered the King Ward at Your Door service. A bus will come to your house in Greenfield, Westfield, Amherst, or Palmer, to pick you up, and bring you to the casino.

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